- Almost everyone loves massage and bodywork. It feels good and is nourishing to the body, mind, heart, and spirit.
- Caring touch, the basis of massage therapy, is probably the most ancient method of promoting well-being that human beings have used on each other.
- It’s the front line of health care. Massage therapists spend more time with their clients than most other health care providers.
- Your massage therapist gets to know you well. He or she may help you with alignment, posture, pain, emotional, breathing, self-worth, self-knowledge, and many more issues.
- If 90 percent of doctor visits are stress-related, why not just skip the doctor and get a massage? It is one of the healthiest ways to reduce stress that exists.
- There is no end to the methods of massage: Swedish, sports, deep, shiatsu, and more. Then there are branches: Rolfing, Trager, cranio-sacral, and more. A massage therapist can focus on mastering one method or practice several. Adventurous recipients can have a field day trying them all!
- Massage marries art and skill. Massage therapists have learned skills using specific methods and can also artfully mix and match techniques to meet your body’s needs.
- Studying massage includes studies in geeky subject matter, like anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology. Massage therapists use both their right and left brains when learning and giving massage.
- It’s one of the top 50 careers of 2011, according to US News and World Report. It’s expected to keep growing over the next decade.
- Massage by itself is great, and it partners well with changework. Say you’ve been struggling with an issue and have a breakthrough of some sort. You feel it in your body, right? Massage helps you integrate it more deeply, literally embodying the change.
10 things I love about massage